Language Proficiency Test dates, WiSe 2018-2019:

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019, 10.00-11.00 a.m. H4
Thursday, 28th March 2019, 10.00-11.00 a.m. H4

The PT is offered twice each semester,usually shortly before the start and shortly before the end of the semester break. All students of English receive an email a week or two before each PT telling those who would like to take part how and where to sign up. There is an overview of the dates, as well as further information, at the BOTTOM of the Proficiency Test page. Potential new students do not have to take the Proficiency Test.


26 - 28 March 2019

A lifeline for all new students - an introductory programme run by advanced students to support newcomers and answer your most urgent questions! Events will be taking place on 26 - 28 March 2019, and further information can be found here


3 - 5 April 2019

'How to English' lectures, workshops and activities for Summer Semester 2019 will take place from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th April 2019. 'How to English' takes place at the start of every semester and caters for all students of English, from 'Erstis' to those in the Masters programmes and provides an opportunity to attend workshops on how to read effectively in your studies, how to go abroad, how to plan and write a BA thesis, and many other areas that are often not specifically addressed during the semester due to lack of time.

Standards - Margins - New Horizons: Teaching Language, Culture, and Literature in the 21st Century

Conference at Bielefeld University, organised by Peter Schildhauer, Jochen Sauer and Anne Schröder, 4 - 5 April 2019

Further information: Standards - Margins - New Horizons
Call for Papers: Standards - Margins - Horizons
Exposé: Standards - Margins - New Horizons


Members of staff and postgraduate students in our section have been publishing prolifically! There is now a publications section on this website with details of recent publications.


Although the (true) origins of the English Stammtisch are lost in the mists of time, it was founded soon after the Faculty was, by the first English Lektors to work here in Bielefeld, as a place where students and staff could meet informally to speak English in a relaxed and unconstrained atmosphere. In the forty or so years since the Stammtisch started up, it has been attended by people from all over the world. Students and visiting scholars from India, China, Japan, USA, Pakistan, Australia and, yes, Germany, and even England (and Scotland!) as well, so people of all shapes, sizes, ages and professions meet there. Why not collar a friend and join in too? More information can be found at English Stammtisch.


For those students planning careers as English teachers, a stint as a foreign language assistant for learners of German is an ideal opportunity to fulfil your "Internationalisation" requirements whilst gaining teaching experience and immersing yourself in an English-speaking social and cultural environment. Further information and application forms can be found on the PAD website